Emergencies: POLIO; WHO/OCHA

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Polio this week as of 24 June 2020
:: WHO is looking to fill the Director position of its polio eradication department. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to a major global public health achievement: polio eradication. More information

Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Afghanistan: seven WPV1 cases
:: Pakistan: two WPV1 cases and 10 WPV1 positive environmental samples
:: Democratic Republic of the Congo: 13 cVDPV2 cases
:: Burkina Faso: five cVDPV2 cases
:: Côte d’Ivoire: eight cVDPV2 cases
:: Somalia: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 4 July 2020]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Building on Ebola response to tackle COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
25 June 2020
:: Heroes of the Ebola response 25 June 2020

Nigeria
:: Community leaders help drive COVID-19 testing in Nigeria’s Kano 29 June 2020
:: Germany boosts WHO’s strategies to support government-led interventions for vulnerable populations in the North-east 29 June 2020

Syrian Arab Republic
:: WHO calls for unhindered humanitarian access to all Syrians and support for health system resilience 30 June 2020
:: UNICEF and WHO support national immunization campaign in Syria amid COVID-19 pandemic
29 June 2020

Yemen
:: WHO and KSrelief join forces to preserve the health system in Yemen 30 June 2020
:: Noncommunicable diseases are a silent burden on the people of Yemen 30 June 2020

Somalia – No new digest announcements identified
South Sudan – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 4 July 2020]
Burundi
:: Communities and coordination are crucial in fighting Ebola
04 July 2019
Close to the border with the Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 100 volunteer health workers are busily planning surveillance actions to detect potential Ebola cases and defend against the virus.

Iraq
:: WHO provides support to bridge shortfall in oxygen supplies in Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq, 2 July 2020 – In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Iraq and the severe shortage of oxygen in hospitals, WHO has succeeded in securing 300 oxygen concentrators to be used in Iraqi hospitals according to the Ministry of Health’s distribution plan. The concentrators were airlifted from WHO’s warehouses in the United Arab Emirates and delivered to the Ministry of Health…

Angola – No new digest announcements identified
Afghanistan – No new digest announcements identified
Burkina Faso [in French] – No new digest announcements identified
Cameroon – No new digest announcements identified
Central African Republic – No new digest announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new digest announcements identified
Libya – No new digest announcements identified
Malawi – No new digest announcements identified
Measles in Europe – No new digest announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new digest announcements identified
Myanmar – No new digest announcements identified
Niger – No new digest announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new digest announcements identified
Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Ukraine – No new digest announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 4 July 2020]

Kenya
:: Kenyan communities taking the lead in curbing COVID-19 spread 02 July 2020
By the time the public health officials reached a Maasai community not far from Nairobi, Julius Oloiboni had already mobilized everyone to protect themselves and others against COVID-19.
:: The EU and WHO working Together to Defeat COVID-19 in Kenya 29 June 2020

Chad – No new digest announcements identified
Djibouti – Page not responding at inquiry
Mali – No new digest announcements identified
Namibia – viral hepatitis – No new digest announcements identified
Tanzania – No new digest announcements identified

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UN OCHA – L3 Emergencies
The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three ‘L3’ emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 
Syrian Arab Republic
:: Syrian Arab Republic: COVID-19 Update No. 13 – 29 June 2020

Yemen
Highlights Last Updated: 02 Jul 2020
:: A tragedy unfolds as funding falls short
:: COVID-19 rapidly spreading
:: COVID-19 exacerbates Yemen’s economic problems
:: Heavy rains and flooding hit southern and eastern governorates
:: Migrant arrivals plummet while anti-migrant abuse spikes leaving thousands stranded

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UN OCHA – Corporate Emergencies
When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.
East Africa Locust Infestation
:: Desert Locust situation update – 27 June 2020

COVID-19 – No new digest announcements identified

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